Motivational Monday Volume 192! How full is your bucket?

There’s a wonderful little book on happiness called “How full is your bucket?”

Here’s what the book has to say:

Each of us has an invisible bucket. It is constantly emptied or filled, depending on what others say or do to us.

When our bucket is full, we feel great.

When it’s empty, we feel awful.

Each of us also has an invisible dipper.

When we use that dipper to fill other people’s buckets by saying or doing things to increase their positive emotions – we also fill our own bucket.

But when we use that dipper to dip from others’ buckets by saying or doing things that decrease their positive emotions – we diminish ourselves.

Like the cup that runneth over, a full bucket gives us a positive outlook and renewed energy.

Every drop in that bucket makes us stronger and more optimistic.

But an empty bucket poisons our outlook, saps our energy, and undermines our will. That’s why every time someone dips from our bucket, it hurts us.

So we face a choice every moment of every day: We can fill one another’s buckets, or we can dip from them. It’s an important choice — one that profoundly influences our relationships, productivity, health, and happiness.

Some Fast Facts from “How Full Is Your Bucket?”

• The number-one reason people leave their jobs: They don’t feel appreciated.

• 65% of Americans received no recognition in the workplace last year.

• 9 out of 10 people say they are more productive when they’re around positive people.

• The magic ratio: 5 positive interactions for every 1 negative interaction.

• Extending longevity: Increasing positive emotions could lengthen life span by 10 years

Take Action:

Get a copy of this book and read what it has to say.

Kind regards,

Bernard and the team at Premier Group NZ!


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